Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

2011 Artemis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Apr 30, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$55.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Made to impress

Cab Lovers: Have we got a treat for you!

Today’s 2011 Artemis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a dream of a wine from the masters of Napa Cabs, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. The knockout winners of the historic 1976 Tasting of Paris, Stag’s Leap continues to produce some of the most sought after Cabs in all of Napa Valley. Today’s vintage is robust and incredibly lush, with a tremendous aging potential that should see this wine through for another decade or more.

Agent Red was only able to score a very limited amount of today’s wine, so please act now!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Foreboding sanguine crimson in the heart of the glass, with flecks of ruby through and through.

Smell:

Bold and aromatic notes of stewed black cherry and blackberry laid overtop dark baking spices, tobacco leaf, and sandalwood. A subtle undercurrent of soft herbs frames the other aromas nicely.

Taste:

Incredibly lush, concentrated, and well layered, with reduced flavors of sweet plum, boysenberry, and black cherry mingling with aged cigar box, sandalwood, espresso bean, black peppercorn, and a hint of vanilla bean.

Finish:

A major decanter, this rich wine needs some time to breathe. Once the wine opens up, you’ll be greeted with a Classic Napa Cab profile, with firm but pleasant tannins and a luxurious mouthfeel.

Pairing:

Garlic and rosemary marinated beef medallions, served atop buttery, homemade polenta.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Marcus Notaro
Accolades
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast (Previous Vintage)
Appellation
Napa Valley, California
Fruit Variety
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot
Cooperage
16 months in 35% new French oak
ABV
13.5%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Apr 30, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$55.00
Avg. Price
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